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Winston Churchill, Legends of King Arthur, and Fun with Gilbert and Sullivan

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6 Days | 5 Nights
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. Minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding, and rewarding, programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.

Winston Churchill: Greatest Leader of the 20th Century
Sir Winston Churchill – distinguished British statesman, soldier and author – served as First Lord of the Admiralty in World War 1 and Prime Minister during Britain’s darkest hours in World War II. Throughout his career, his leadership inspired the nation. He was a successful politician and statesman, a military innovator with an intimate understanding of war and a successful author who won the Nobel Prize for Literature. Sesssion taught by Bert Lockwood.

Legends of King Arthur
Trace literary epics from Sir Geoffrey of Monmouth’s battle records to Chretien de Troyes' French romances, Malory’s "Le Morte d’Arthur," and the prose of T.H. White’s "The Once and Future King." Learn about the many layers of Arthurian ideals.

Fun with Gilbert and Sullivan
Experience the delight of the comic operettas of Gilbert and Sullivan as we focus on the big three: “H. M. S. Pinafore,” “The Pirates of Penzance,” and “The Mikado." Delve into the stories, satirical lyrics and marvelous musical harmonies with piano performances and explore the connections between Gilbert and Sullivan’s theatrical devices and 20th-century American musicals using video excerpts.

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Opportunities are available for traveling companions to attend a different program at Montreat during the same week. Click here to see a list of all programs at Montreat.
Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.

Activity Notes

All facilities are in one building, with approximately 300 yards walking required; a few stairs. Outside areas are mountainous, with inclines and uneven terrain.

Coordinated by Montreat Conference Center.

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5 nights of accommodations
15 meals: 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners
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